Thursday, March 21, 2019

Take Power And Then...

If you don't use it, you'll lose it, as we see over and over again.

An odd disconnect has opened up in the Democratic approach to President Trump. On the one hand, Democrats rhetorically treat his presidency as a rolling national emergency, as an existential threat to our democracy.

Yet on the other hand, in several crucial ways, Democrats are badly muddling that message, by refraining from doing what might be described as the congressional oversight equivalent of breaking the emergency glass.

Democrats always think the opposite, that the danger is in using power. They're wrong. Or, at least, you've done something while you could.

Well we'll just ride this one out until the next election. And then the next one. And then the next one.

There are babies in cages.